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Regent Arms, 53 & 55 Regency Street, Westminster SW1

Regent Street was renamed Regency Street (its name today) some time between 1871 and 1881, but house numbering was not changed. This pub was at 1 Regent Street in 1841, and at 53 Regent Street until at least 1871. In 1891 it occupied 53 and 55 Regency Street.
[There are some inconsistencies between the Census records and The Era�s records of transfers. According to the latter, Charles Sneezum should have been licensee in 1861, rather than George Prentis. However, while Mr Sneezum was a Licensed Victualler at the Cooper�s Arms in Southwark with his wife Emma E Sneezum in 1851, in 1861 he was a farmer in Chertsey, Surrey! A Charles Sneezum married Emma Elizabeth Prentis in St James Westminster in 1837. The coincidence of name (and birthplace) suggests that the landlord of the Regent Arms in 1861 was a relative of Mrs Sneezum. Again, in 1871, the Census gives William Butcher as licensee, whereas The Era has him transfer the license to Joseph Patterson a year earlier. Perhaps in this case Mr Patterson transferred it back again � there are records of this happening elsewhere.] *

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Regent Arms, 53 & 55 Regency Street, Westminster SW1

Regent Arms, 53 & 55 Regency Street, Westminster SW1

Residents at this address.

1827/_ Sambrook, Regents Arms, Regent street, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

1832/William Bath, Regent Arms, 1 Regent Street, Westminster/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/William Bath, Regent Arms, 1 Regent Street, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

Lodge of Unity Freemasons membership initiated November 23 1835, William Bath, Victualler, aged 45, Regent street, Westminster, 1835 to 1836

1839/William Bath/../../../ Pigot�s Directory *

1841/W Bath/../../../ Trade Directory *

1843/Mrs Ann Bath/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Mrs Ann Bath/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Ann Bath/Widow and Publican/65/Shrewsbury, Shropshire/Census *
1851/Frances Wager/Niece-in-law and Barwoman/37/Thatcham, Berkshire/Census
1851/Mary H Rolls/Barmaid/20/Westminster/Census
1851/George Morris/Potman/24/Poundon, Essex/Census
1851/George Wager/Son to Niece/10/Dorchester, Dorset/Census

30th Jan 1853/License Transfer from Jesse Holloway to John Benjamin Smith/../../../ The Era *

25th Jan 1859/License Transfer from John Palmer to Charles Sneezum/../../../ The Era *

1860/Charles Sneezum, Regents Arms, 53 Regent street, Horseferry road SW/../../Post Office Directory

1861/George Prentis/Licensed Victualler/31/Bartfield, Essex/Census *
1861/Eliza Prentis/Wife/26/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1861/George Prentis/Son/2/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Prentis/Son/1/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Grace Watts/Mother-in-law/49/Sandwich, Kent/Census
1861/William Pardoe/Barnan/25/Harefield, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Ballard/Potman/16/St Albans Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Eliza Coachman/General Servant/16/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

28th May 1861/License Transfer from Charles Sneezum to Walter Devereux Bonarius/../../../ The Era *

8th Aug 1865/License Transfer from Walter Devereux Bonarius to Henry Wilson/../../../ The Era *

6th Feb 1866/License Transfer from Henry Wilson to William Potter/../../../ The Era *

5th Feb 1867/License Transfer from William Potter to William Butcher/../../../ The Era *

1869/William Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory

25th Jan 1870/License Transfer from William Butcher to Joseph Patterson/../../../ The Era *

1871/William Butcher/Licensed Victualler/42/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census *
1871/Mary A Butcher/Wife/39/ Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Butcher/Son and Assistant/18/St Margarets Westminster/Census
1871George Butcher/ Son and Assistant/16/St Margarets Westminster/Census
1871/Harriet Butcher/Daughter/12/ St Margarets Westminster/Census
1871/Mary A A Butcher/Daughter/6/ St Margarets Westminster/Census
1871/Fanny L Butcher/Daughter/10/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia M Butcher/Daughter/3/St Johns Westminster /Census
1871/Joseph A Butcher/Son/1/ St Johns Westminster /Census
1871/Mary Hill/Servant/33/Throwlink, Devon/Census
1871/Ann Glynn/Servant/21/St Margarets Westminster/Census

1881/Ralph Mayars/Licensed Victualler/35/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Mayars/Brother, Visitor/22/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Agnes Lane/Barmaid/19/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1881/Emma Cooper/Housekeeper/36/Bristol, Gloucester/Census

1882/Ralph Mayers/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Ralph Mayers/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Ralph Mayers/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Ralph Mayers/Publican/43/London/Census *
1891/Ruth Mayers/Wife/30/Kensington/Census
1891/Andrew Mayers/Son/8/London/Census
1891/Lizzie Mayers/daughter/6/London/Census
1891/Rosa Mayers/daughter/4/London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Lane/Sister/25/London/Census
1891/Agnes Ford/Barmaid/31/ London/Census
1891/Edie Hetherington/Barmaid/18/ London/Census
1891/Annie Kirby/Nursemaid/16/ London/Census
1891/Tom Kirby/Potman/29/ London/Census

1895/James Benton/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Mary Ann Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/William George Tester/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/James Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1932 - 1935/J Carter/../../../Freehold

1936 - 1940/B W & Mrs L B Bullock/../../../Freehold

1941 - 1952/J Cook/../../../Freehold

1944/James Cook/../../../Post Office Directory

1953 - 1954/Mrs M E Neal/../../../Freehold

1955/D H & K E Deacon/../../../Freehold

From 1948 to 1952, Katie Deacon and Dennis Deacon were Licensed Victuallers at the "Preston Hotel", Preston Road, Wembley. (now 161 London Road). From 1953 to 1962 Katie Deacon and Dennis Deacon were Licensed Victuallers at the Kings Arms, 82 Tottenham Court Road. ***

Katie Ellen Deacon and her husband Dennis Deacon were the Licensed Victuallers, at the "George 1V", 28 Portugal street from 1955 up until 1962 and when we were young, we used to visit them with our parents. Katie Ellen Deacon was Godmother to my Sister Sheila Carnaby (Parrs Head). ***

Over the years they had multiple pubs at the same time:

1955, the �Regency Arms� 53 to 55 Regency Street, SW1. ***

1959 to 1962 "Devonshire Arms", 7 Duke Street, Manchester Square W1 and the "Princess of Wales", 27 Villiers Street, WC2. ***

1963 to 1965 "Coach and Horses", Hill Street, W1 (Their residence was 5 Hill Street). ***

They then retired to Ramsgate where Dennis died in 1969 aged 64 years and Katie later died in 1994 aged 95 years. ***

1956 - 1965/R D Mason/../../../Freehold

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*** Provided By John Carnaby

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